riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fruit and roasted malts on the nose. Smells like a porter crossed with dopplebock. A little fruity sweetness and that house yeast twang. Pours dark brown almost black, frothy off white head. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, tangy yeast notes, and a little earth. Dry roasty and sweet. Smooth at 8.5%. Interesting take on style.
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with a fast fading white top. Scent is toasted malts. Taste is malty but with a big coffee bite that fades to a toasted malt finish. Good
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at brewpub. Pours dark, dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit sweetness. Taste is not like most traditional doppelbock’s I’ve had, which is nice. There is a lot of roasty malt again, some bitter, lots of dark fruit sweetness. I wouldn’t know it was a doppelbock if I wasn’t told. It looks, smells and tastes more like a suped-up brown or near porter. Medium body, smooth carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a retaining tan head that laces and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-toffee. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-toffee, secondary earthy hops. Mild carbonation.
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This dark brown beer poured with almost no head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark malt flavor with some breadiness. Very tasty.